Self proclaimed title, certainly, but it's been agreed upon by the masses (ie: no one stopped me).
Someone recently requested that I write a blog post instructing the proper way to create a Duck Face.
First I know some of you are asking, "Why would you even want to create a Duck Face?" Good question! Most duck faces look ridiculous, especially when taken at a club, in a bathroom, and in the company of other duck face abusers that have been liquored up, and/or are celebrity pop stars that need to desperately put their clothes back on.
But the duck face can be beautiful when you embrace the awkward. Cause some of us just don't want to smile in photos. Some of us want to kiss the camera, but not a real kiss cause it's a camera. Some of us want bigger, fuller lips. And some of us just want to show off our pretty new lip gloss.
Certainly, the duck face can be taken too far. Pouty lips should not look like plastic surgery gone very wrong.
Even I've had my duck face downfalls.
I was once an awkward little duck.
I was a ten year old ginger with a bad perm. I wore fleece sweaters in California and shared a bedroom with my Grandmother. I wore blue eyeliner on my lips as my only form of self expression because damn it all I wanted was to quack.
But the ugly little duckling grew up.
Into a beautifully awkward duck with fifty shades of duck face.
The Hesitant Pucker: When one is too shy to fully form a proper duck face.
The Dirty Duck: Using ones upper lip to cover the nostrils. Also called the Olympic Diver Duck or the Self Suffocating Swan.
The Loon: Trying to observe one's own duck face.
The Donald: Duck with an attitude.
The Duck Fail: Because we've all had a bad duck face from time to time.
The Cross Breed: Combination of big doe eyes and a large duck bill. Also called the Disney Duck and the Surprised Swan.
The Drag Duck: Nuff said.
Hipster Duck: Duck face with a fake mustache and glasses. Also called the "I was doing the Duck Face before it was the uncool new thing".
The Flirtatious Flyer: Using your duck face as a seduction technique. Also called The Mallard of the Night.
The Duckling: Using duck face to look innocent. Achieved by big eyes and above angled photo.
The Golden Goose: A perfect pucker.
The Golden Goose is achieved by pursing your lips as if to kiss, then getting distracted by something shiny and forgetting that you're trying to pucker.
As you can see, there are a variety of useable and avoidable duck faces. And while they may not be your preferred method of self portrait, they exist for a reason. Even if that reason is to go duck hunting on Facebook, (feel free).